There is no doubt in our minds that Apple’s fourth-generation 9.7-inch iPad is the most spectacular to date, and almost certainly the best-ever conceived tablet. The only catch is that it doesn’t exactly come cheap. At best, you can find one at $500 with 16 GB of on-board storage and Wi-Fi.
If you also want 4G LTE speeds, you have to be ready to fork out roughly $120-$130 more. Then again, if you don’t need a new iPad, you can save a few bucks by choosing a refurbished model instead.
Apple put a few of those up for grabs via its U.S. Store last week, but unfortunately the entire stock was exhausted in less than 24 hours. There’s no way to know if and when refurbished fourth-gen iPads will be back on sale straight from Apple, but if you hurry up you can get one from Daily Steals.
The discount website has the 16 GB LTE models in both black and white with no contract, but with 4G only functional on Verizon. The condition is recertified (or refurb), but the nicest thing is you still get a six-month manufacturer warranty.
Oh, right, I almost forgot about pricing—$499, or $130 less than a new iPad 4 with LTE. I’d call that a pretty nice deal, wouldn’t you? Only, you know, you have around seven hours before the deal expires, so chop-chop!